NetBSD 1.1/i386 Swap space problem

NetBSD 1.1/i386 Swap space problem

Post by Rob Landr » Thu, 30 May 1996 04:00:00



I'm using a 386DX/33 with 4 MB RAM, running NetBSD 1.1, as a DNS server
and mail server.  Each morning I log in and do a pstat -T.  A week ago
after rebooting the machine it said 3M/63M.  Today it says 21M/63M, and
every day that number seems to rise.

I'm running popper, sendmail and named.  This machine normally isn't used
for anything else, and I can't imagine what should require 21 megabytes
of swap space.

Has anyone else ever encountered this problem?

Rob Landry
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NetBSD 1.1/i386 Swap space problem

Post by Mark Wille » Fri, 31 May 1996 04:00:00


: I'm using a 386DX/33 with 4 MB RAM, running NetBSD 1.1, as a DNS server
: and mail server.  Each morning I log in and do a pstat -T.  A week ago
: after rebooting the machine it said 3M/63M.  Today it says 21M/63M, and
: every day that number seems to rise.

: I'm running popper, sendmail and named.  This machine normally isn't used
: for anything else, and I can't imagine what should require 21 megabytes
: of swap space.

: Has anyone else ever encountered this problem?

The word on the mailing lists is that you should kill and restart named,
or just reboot weekly.  There was also some murmur about a leak in the
VM system...?

Mark

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Please send responses via email.  I'll be happy to post a summary of the
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John
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